PITTSBURGH North River
Capital LLC has bought fluid heating systems manufacturer and
supplier Arctic Fox LLC.
North Riverformed by
members of the Rifkin family and former OmniSource Corp.
executives after Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Steel Dynamics Inc.
(SDI) bought the scrap recycleracquired the majority
interest of Delano, Minn.-based Arctic Fox for an undisclosed
sum, the company said.
Arctic Fox founder Jack Veach
has retained an equity position in the company and will
continue to serve as president and chief executive officer. The
company provides fluid heating systems to major North American
truck manufacturers, including Volvo Trucks North America Inc.,
Kenworth, Peterbilt Motors Co. and Freightliner Trucks,
according to its website.
Partners in Fort Wayne-based
North River include brothers Daniel, Richard and Martin Rifkin,
as well as former OmniSource executives Gary Rohrs, Grant
Schultz and Jennifer Wilson.
SDI bought OmniSource for $1.1
billion in 2007. The Rifkins reportedly signed five-year
non-compete agreements that are due to expire this year.